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12 Great Facts About Jack Black

Diply 28 Feb 2017

Some people are just born with the ability to make those around them laugh. I don't really know how to explain it, but we all know that guy or girl who leaves us giggling uncontrollably with nothing more than a look. Well, Jack Black is one of those people. Just the sound of his voice gets me going!

Here are some facts about the comedic actor that most people don't know.

1. His name isn't actually Jack.

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He was born Thomas Jacob Black.

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2. One of his earliest acting gigs was in a commercial for a video game.

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The game was Activision's 1992 title Pitfall!

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3. He gets really nervous before doing a big talk show.

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He says that there is a lot of pressure to come up with something to talk about for 10 minutes.

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4. Both of his parents were satellite engineers.

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5. He loves to snowboard.

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6. He admits that he cried three times during Toy Story 3. 

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"I cried thrice during Toy Story 3! Thrice! When those toys hold hands as they slide down into this fire pit of doom? I haven’t been as moved by an expression of mortality in a long, long time."

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7. He is married and has two sons.

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8. He attended UCLA but dropped out in his sophomore year.

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9. He has worked with the Red Nose Foundation.

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For those of you who don't know, Red Nose was created to help raise awareness for children living in poverty. Jack even flew to Kampala to visit with less fortunate children.

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10. His parents divorced when he was just 10.

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He went to live with his father after the split but frequently visited his mom.

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11. He visited with real-life murderer Bernie Tiede to prepare for his role in the film Bernie. 

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12. He says his favorite character to play is Po from Kung Fu Panda.

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COMMENT and tell us your favorite Jack Black movie. 

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